Here in SE KS we started having the same issue starting early last week but it got really bad starting Sunday. I went out and disconnected all of our cables outside the house that we aren't using, that being all our old cable TV connections that we no longer use leaving only the single internet cable and still having the same constant dropped packets. Contacted Cox and they are sending a tech out tomorrow afternoon, hopefully they find something as this is driving me nuts. We had the exact same issue exactly 1 year ago and it took 7 tech visits to get it resolved. Lets hope this isn't a repeat of last year in that respect.